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Continuing a Growing Trend, Telemedicine Efforts Move Forward

Last week, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) approved its new telepathology guidelines, which provide updated guidance on specific applications, practices, benefits, limitations, and regulatory issues that may arise in the practice of telepathology. The guidelines apply to all types of telepathology configurations, regardless of the hardware device utilized, including static (store-and-forward), dynamic (synchronous), and hybrid static-dynamic implementations. Leading the effort in the development of the new guidelines was Liron Pantanowitz, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Pathology. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has also established “AnywhereCare,” a patient portal system that provides Pennsylvania residents access to UPMC experts for 24/7 consultation and diagnosis of common ailments.

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